I’ve seen a lot of Joomla 1.5 sites recently where the homepage title is simply “Home”. Obviously this isn’t an ideal situation and you generally want your homepage title to include your best search term for the site. It’s very easy to fix though:
- From your Joomla Admin Dashboard go to Menus > Main Menu
- Click on the Home link in the table of menu items
- In the right column, open the Parameters – System tab
- Put your optimised title in the Page Title box
- If you want your optimised title to be repeated on the home page above any article titles check the Yes button below for Display Page Title. Otherwise if you just want it to show in the browser title bar leave it at No
- Save out of there and refresh your Joomla home page to find your optimised title right there in the browser title bar
It’s not just from an SEO point of view that you want that title to show up properly in Joomla. If a customer is searching for widgets and their search results present them with your site titled “Home” in the 1st position and yor competitor titled “Joe Brown’s Cheap Widget Warehouse” I think I know who’t going to get the click and the sale. So, if you are building a site in Joomla, make sure you get an optimised title on to the home page.